air rescue uk Helicopter Hoist & rescue

Why you choose us?

Air Rescue UK's Mission is to be the number one support for Helicopter Operators in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and further afield, who need to provide Hoist Operations for Search & Rescue, HEMS, Law Enforcement & Commercial Air Transport.

  • Who we are?

    Air Rescue UK Ltd was initially formed in 2014 as an off-shoot of Air Rescue Systems, to support AAR Airlift with the bid for the UK MoD Search & Rescue Contract in the Falkland Islands. 
    That Contract has been live for 3 years with Air Rescue UK delivering 100% against KPI's for Operational Support with trained and qualified SAR Technical Crew, Hoist Operators and Winchmen/Rescue Swimmers.
    In late 2018 Air Rescue UK Ltd went into private ownership and ceased to be a part of Air Rescue Systems, the MoD Falklands Contract remained with Air Rescue UK Ltd.

    We continue to work on growth in Helicopter Hoist & Rescue Operations and Training by exceeding our partners and customers needs, especially within the regulatory frameworks of EASA and for Search and Rescue National regulatory  bodies like the UK CAA and also by meeting the needs of industry regulation such as the IOGP.

  • Our mission!

    Air Rescue UK's Mission is to be the number one support for Helicopter Operators in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and further afield, who need to provide Hoist Operations for Search & Rescue, HEMS, Law Enforcement & Commercial Air Transport.



  • Delivery

    We will deliver our mission for partners and customers through Support for Hoist Operation Delivery; through Training Delivery; through Standardisation; and through Consultancy Projects.

  • How we do it!

    We want to create relationships and partnerships beyond a pure transactional, one off service.

    We do not have 'off the shelf' solutions for operations or training because no 2 operations have the same requirements and no 2 Operators have the exact same training needs.

    We work with Operators to provide the solution that meets their needs and requirements as an Operator.
    Our partners have to meet not only their own but also regulatory requirements and have to show that they continue to meet those requirements to a safe and competent standard.

    Our depth of experience in Helicopter Hoist Operations and a solid understanding of Regulatory Frameworks allows us to develop 'tailor made' solutions to create long-term partnerships and relationships.


  • Results Example - SAR Delivery

    Air Rescue UK's first foray came when we became involved in the contract for SAR in the Falkland Islands for the UK MoD.  Working with partners we supported changing the final bid submission to reflect the aspirations of the customer with the result that the Prime Contract was won by AAR.
    From contract award to 'stand up' there was a short period of 14 months during which time the specification for 2, new to market and role, helicopters had to be completed and the aircraft built;  Ops Manuals had to be written and approved by the UK CAA;  A Type Specific Training course had to be developed and delivered;  Pilots and SAR TC recruited; The Aircraft had to be delivered to the Falkland Islands and local familiarisation training conducted; all before a final customer audit and acceptance and final Stand Up.

    Working with the Operator for this new service British International Helicopters, who had no previous SAR experience, Air Rescue UK took the lead in most parts of approvals, course design and delivery and meeting customer audit and acceptance.

    Most notable is that from final aircraft delivery to BIH in December 2015 all crews were trained and equipped, aircraft delivered to the Falkland Islands and the service 'stood up' after final customer acceptance on the 31 March 2016

  • Results Example - HHO Training

    An Italian HEMS Operator had a requirement to standardise HHO training across all their existing Pilots and HHO's.  After buying an 'off the shelf' course from another provider Air Rescue UK Ltd were approached to develop and deliver HHO training for Pilots & Hoist Operators that met the regulatory requirements of EASA and improved the service provided by this Operator at 2 HEMS Rescue bases.
    Air Rescue UK are proud to be working long term with this operator to train, improve and provide standardisation for the company, this has been achieved by successfully including 2 of our Instructors within the Ops & Training Manuals of the Operator.
    We are proud of our partnership with Alidaunia and are humbled that our support is helping their business grow.

Stay in touch

bd@airrescueuk.com

+44(0) 1255 807490

airrescueuk.com

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Wrabness Rd

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